I was nearly 7 years old when I get interested in pigeons. That was because my father and two uncles also had pigeons. Untill this day I can't miss them anymore. (the pigeons)
The first years I raced together with my father in a partnership. Together with him I cleaned the lofts out and fed the pigeons. I did find it marvelous to do. My father was a short and middle distance racer and made great achievements with pigeons direct from Henk van Limpt "De Prut" from Reusel.
When I was 15 years old I got my own loft and I was going to play under my own name. It was not as easy as I tought that it would be. Sometimes I did change some off the eggs at my fathers loft ( He didn't know) to get better pigeons. From that day on I was going to race better with those pigeons. On my first race I achieved the 1st and 2nd from Creil.
And as a youthmember I had the most beautiful cock on the Show in our club. At that moment things couldn't be going better.
Then I did basket some pigeons for my first extreme long distance race. And ges what !!!! I clocked my first 2 nominated pigeons within a minute !!!!!!
From this day on I was in love with the extreme long distance races.
Meanwhile I was married and got a beautiful son and daugther. When you have kids, then comes pigeonsport on a second place. Because off my family I chose for the extreme longdistance. That is easier to do because you got more time with your family. Now we can go to a swimmingpool or on a holliday and go away for a weekend. And when my wife is happy, so I'm a happy !!
Whe hope that you enjoy reading the pages.
regards from Peter and Dennis Smulders
Een rechtstreekse Jan Theelen duif
Marissa en Dennis Our two children Marissa and Dennis